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A Michigan real estate investment trust that specializes in retail properties has acquired part of a five-acre development parcel across from the Walmart in Hamburg where one of its clients – Mavis Discount Tires – has opened a new store. Agree Realty Corp., based in Bloomfield Hills, paid $1.8 million to buy a 1.67-acre piece of land at 5363 Southwestern Boulevard. …

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A strong option for bubble tea and small plates of Asian-fusion cuisine is headed for Hamburg. Amherst-based Tea Leaf Cafe has announced a new Southtowns location to complement its existing space, at 4224 Maple Road, the business confirmed on Facebook. The new location, at 3835 McKinley Parkway, will share a small plaza with GEICO's Hamburg office, Wild Birds Unlimit…

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Cinnamon roll pancakes, hash and eggs, and the rest of the Poked Yolk's popular breakfast and lunch offerings are now available on the border of Orchard Park and Hamburg, less than a half mile from the home of the Buffalo Bills. On Jan. 4, the Poked Yolk owner Jim Vaughan and his wife Kristyn soft-opened their second location, at 3698 Abbott Road, with a grand-opening p…

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A broad overview of the Facebook and Instagram accounts of Buffalo-area restaurants reveals a stark contrast: Some pour resources into or take painstaking care in how they represent themselves, while others take shortcuts. These promotions won't make or break a restaurant - the quality of the food and restaurant experience are still more crucial - but this is a time whe…

Crime

Hamburg police first learned early Wednesday morning that something horrible had happened inside a home on Loring Avenue. A man who identified himself as Kevin called them and said he had shot his girlfriend and was going to shoot himself. But the tragedy began unfolding 24 hours earlier on Facebook. “I need to get out of this house,” Danielle Morse wrote at 2:39 a.m…

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A group of local investors bought a Southtowns self-storage facility, while West Seneca attorney  Ralph C. Lorigo snapped up a Hamburg retail plaza, and out-of-town buyers purchased an industrial building and a car-repair shop in recent deals totaling more than $5 million. Mark R. Wolbert and several business partners, through 1670 Southwestern Self Storage, paid $1.475…

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See live reindeer, hop aboard the Upstate Farms Express and meet Santa all while checking out one million lights that will illuminate the Hamburg Fairgrounds during the annual Fairgrounds Festival of Lights The lights will be switched on for the opening of the 14th year of the festival on Nov. 23. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m. weekends through Dec. 16, with an expanded sched…

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What kind of burger will be served up on the Hamburg water tower? We will find out Saturday. The winner from among four designs, determined by a public vote, will be unveiled at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Staub Square at Main and Buffalo streets in the Village of Hamburg. The announcement will follow the village's holiday parade Saturday, which is also Small Business …

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The white tablecloth era has surrendered to brown paper at Craft and Cork Gastropub, as the retreat of fine dining, endemic across the region, has touched Hamburg. For years after Scott Donhauser bought his restaurant, he left the founding proprietor’s name on the place, aiming to cater to the clientele built over Daniels’ 23-year history. Earlier this year, the chef…

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State Sen. Chris Jacobs has secured $75,000 to support the launch of the Hamburg Central School District's playground handicapped accessibility project. The funding will allow the school district to start renovating playgrounds at its four elementary schools — Armor, Boston Valley, Charlotte Avenue and Union Pleasant — to ensure accessibility and improved use and perfor…

Local Homefinder Features

Alliance Homes fresh, ‘Weston’ model single family home, located at 5479 Bridlewood Lane in Hamburg is complete and move-in ready. Located off Abel Road which connects with both Rogers Road and Southwestern Boulevard, the Weston’s face is a beautiful combination of gray accent shake shingles, dark gray siding and cultured stone piers. The front yard is fully landscaped.…

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The season of spiced pumpkin and fall drinks is officially here with many area bars and restaurants creating drinks to match the flavors of the autumn. To create a new fall selection of cocktails and drinks, Craft and Cork Gastropub, the newly reimagined restaurant that was formerly Daniels, is using familiar seasonal flavors including apple, cinnamon, pumpkin and ginge…

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Neighborhood Health Center has completed the move of its Southtowns Women's Group to a larger facility in Hamburg, occupying the former Lifetime Health Medical Group's location on Elmview Avenue. The nonprofit federally qualified health center opened its new facility in a 12,000-square-foot building at 151 Elmview, increasing the size of its office, while enabling it to…

History

Author Christopher Carosa, whose forthcoming book "Hamburger Dreams: How Classic Crime Solving Techniques Helped Crack the Case of America’s Greatest Culinary Mystery" is set to be published in November, offers the following in the debate about the origin of the hamburger. Previously, The News published this opposing perspective: "Hamburg's claim to the hamburger is…

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Here in the Cheap Eats department we are pragmatic. We rejoice at a place like Prima Oliva in Hamburg, as it serves many purposes. Want to eat healthy? Check. Need to stock up on olive oils and balsamic vinegar? Check. Originally, Prima Oliva sold only gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegar in its village shop. In February, it moved to expand and add a café. (It too…